Newstream Capital

Gen Fukunaga

Board of Directors / Partner
Gen Fukunaga is an entrepreneur and investor. He recently retired as CEO from Funimation Entertainment which he had founded in 1994, sold in 2005 to a public company, purchased back in 2011 and sold to Sony Pictures in October 2017. Mr. Fukunaga has been actively investing in various real estate projects since 2005. Mr. Fukunaga led the creation of the Anime (Japanese animation) industry in North America where Funimation is the dominant distributor of Anime including over 1,000 brands such as Dragon Ball Z, My Hero Academia, Ghost in the Shell, Afro Samurai, One Piece, Akira, Attack on Titan, Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo and Your Name. Funimation handles in-house, the full breadth of title production, marketing, sales and distribution including annual production of the English version of over 1,000 TV episodes and movies, a very successful and fast growing subscription video streaming service (generating over $1 billion in revenue), home video sold to all major retailers, broadcast sales to television networks, sales to all major digital download platforms, sales to all major video streaming platforms, theatrical distribution and partnering with over 100 manufacturers of character-based products. Prior to founding Funimation, Mr. Fukunaga held positions at Tandem Computers (now part of Hewlett Packard), Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and IBM. Mr. Fukunaga received a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Columbia University.